Hannah Pyman is the Information Literacy Coordinator at University of Essex library, and attended the recent CILIP Information Literacy Group event on “Exploring intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy” in Liverpool. Hannah was the recipient of an ILG event bursary in honour of Marion Kelt and has kindly provided a review of the day. I attended this event at […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group and LILAC conference committee are pleased to announce that the Information Literacy Awards 2020 have now been launched. These prestigious awards will be presented at the LILAC 2020 conference, which is being hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University on April 6th-8th. Information Literacy Award: The CILIP Information Literacy Group is proud to offer an award for […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group have two exciting opportunities to join our team. We are recruiting for a new Training Officer, and a Further Education sector representative. Applicants should have experience of committee work (not necessarily with CILIP), and be based in the UK. Applicants should be members of CILIP (or willing to join). We particularly welcome applications from under-represented communities and […]

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The LILAC Committee currently have an exciting opportunity to join our conference-organising team. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to recruit into the role of Marketing & Insights Manager. For a full description and person specification for the role, please see the conference website. Applicants should be based in the UK. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented communities […]

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Giles Lloyd-Brown (Swansea University) will be stepping down from his role as Marketing & Insights Manager on the LILAC committee after the 2020 conference in Manchester. We asked him to reflect on his LILAC experiences. How did you get involved with LILAC? I first became involved with LILAC as a local representative, when Swansea hosted the conference back in 2017. […]

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The Journal of Information Literacy seeks an Editor-in-Chief to manage the content, quality, and direction of the journal. Established in 2007, the journal aims to push the boundaries of information literacy thinking in theory, practice and method; and to develop deep and critical understandings of the role, contribution and impact of information literacies in everyday contexts, education and the workplace. […]

IFLA, the European Open Education Librarians Network and SPARC EU are seeking to gain insights into Open Education (OE) practices within academic libraries in Europe, and invite European academic library communities to share their practices!   “The ultimate goal is to use what we learn to strengthen OE and Open Education Resources (OER) in higher education institutions and their libraries […]

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The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. This is the biggest issue ever, with nine peer-reviewed articles and seven project reports covering topics ranging from Social Living Labs to the Funds of Knowledge first-generation students bring with them to the academic setting. This […]

The LILAC Committee are pleased to announce that bookings for LILAC 2020 in Manchester are now open! LILAC will be taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University, Monday 6th April to Wednesday 8th April. With inspirational keynote presentations and a packed programme of IL content, LILAC 2020 promises to be as innovative and thought provoking as ever. In order to book […]

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Nick Sheppard works across Research Support and Research Data services at the University of Leeds promoting open research to improve discoverability and transparency of research outputs including publications, data, software and code. In 2018 Nick was awarded a Data Management engagement award* to explore linking research data with the Wikimedia suite of tools. In this post Nick reports on the […]